Hilton Garden Inn
1501 South Neil Street
Champaign, IL 61820
In From Emotions to Advocacy training programs (one day, 6 hours),
parent advocate Pat Howey teaches you how to take an active role in managing your
child's special education, the gentle art of disagreeing, and how to maintain
healthy working relationships with the school.
to assess your child's strengths and needs
to prepare a Parent Report for the IEP team
to build healthy working relationships with school personnel
to document information that may prevent or resolve disputes
to participate as an equal member of your child's IEP team
are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates
and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education.
The program is not disability specific.
1: Getting Started
Creating the Advocate's IEP, the Master Plan
the Paper Trail
and Strategies for the Advocate
Parent as Project Manager
101: Learning the Rules of the Game
to Success, Resolving Parent/School
Emergency, Crisis, Help
and Your Child's Disability
and Measurements 101
of IDEA - Findings, Purposes and Definitions
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Child Left Behind
of Adverse Assumptions
the Paper Trail - Documenting and Writing Letters and using
the "Letter to a Stranger" Strategy
Meeting Strategies and Common Problems
it all together
(2 lunches & 1 set of books)
Click here to register online.
Download and distribute the conference flyer and registration form.
Your registration fee includes lunch, a deluxe Wrightslaw highlighter pen and copies of Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: All About IEPs ($35.85 retail value).
* Credits: 2 Contact Hours for Professional Development for Early Intervention, 0.6 CEU's (continuing education units) through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Education, and 5.5 Professional Development Clock Hours for ISBE have been approved for this conference.
Scholarships: Limited number of scholarships are available. Please email secretary |at| champaigndsn.org.
Accommodations: If you require special needs accommodations, please contact Kim Woolridge by email no later than January 3, 2015.
Refund Policy: If canceled prior to January 8, 2015, a full refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued after January 8, 2015.
Contact Kim Woolridge by telephone at 217-778-6702 or email secretary |at| champaigndsn.org or telephone Amy Armstrong during daytime hours at 217-202-9834 or email amyarmstrong67 |at| gmail.com
programs often fill up early! Space is limited - don't miss out! Register today!
click here for directions to the Hilton Garden Inn.
is free at the venue.
Willard Airport (CMI)
(5 miles to the conference venue)
a list of local hotels click here.
the Illinois Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities so people can get reliable
information and support.
The State Yellow
Pages has many useful resources - evaluators, educational consultants, academic
tutors, support groups, grassroots organizations, advocates, attorneys and others
who help parents get services for their children.
If you provide a service,
sign up to be listed on the Yellow
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